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Old 11th April 2006, 10:56   #16
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If you want to fit 175/185 I would recommend alloy wheels as the original are too narrow. You can use 175 on stock safely but not recommend if you drive on bad roads due to ballooning whereby making the sidewall prone to cuts from stones etc.

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very true..
My car is only for home use.. basicaly will be driven in city only.. but i will anyways upgrade to rims maybe next month.. still have not found a good design yet..
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Old 11th April 2006, 11:19   #17
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185 fits ?!?? ummm now my tyre dealer told me that it wont thats why i got 175/60/13 with 4+4mm spacers upfront. And yes 175 on stock rims does balloon up but not to an uncomfortable size
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Old 11th April 2006, 11:20   #18
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Yes guys I wanna see the pic for the conical filter too.

Apart from that Rareone tell us more bout the before and after effects of the mods u've done namely

3. Sports Heavy Duty Springs for Rear Tyres
4. K&N Universal Replacement Filter
5. Automech Free Flow Exhaust
6. NGK Spark Plugs with Wiring Kit (Goin 2 put very soon)

and how much did it cost yu ?!?
3. Sports Heavy Duty Springs for Rear Tyres - 1500/-
4. K&N Universal Replacement Filter - 3700/-
5. Automech Free Flow Exhaust - 9000/-
6. NGK Spark Plugs with Wiring Kit (Goin 2 put very soon) - 2700/- without wiring kit
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3. Sports Heavy Duty Springs for Rear Tyres - 1500/-

More bumpy ride?
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Old 11th April 2006, 11:49   #20
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185 fits ?!?? ummm now my tyre dealer told me that it wont thats why i got 175/60/13 with 4+4mm spacers upfront. And yes 175 on stock rims does balloon up but not to an uncomfortable size

you put spacers for a 175/60/13 on a santro... why???? its not needed at all..
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Old 11th April 2006, 11:50   #21
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Its not at all a Bumpy Ride. Coz the springs are stiff.

And i had 2 install it only coz of the upsize tyres used 2 touch the body of the car whn 3 people sitting behind.

This springs prevent the car 2 touch since thy r strong and a bit longer than the factory setup springs.
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Old 11th April 2006, 13:13   #22
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you put spacers for a 175/60/13 on a santro... why???? its not needed at all..

Yaar the tyre guy put it himself. I found out later when i was getting the Brake pads colored red. but i'm gonna take it out now and get them realigned.


@RareOne : The new stiff springs do they make any difference in high speed driving, cornering ??
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Old 11th April 2006, 21:30   #23
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According to me Spacers makes the handling difficult on high speed.

This is wat i came 2 knw from various people.
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Can you post some pix.
The Santro is still in Bangalore, may be once I pick it up.
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3. Sports Heavy Duty Springs for Rear Tyres - 1500/-

More bumpy ride?
Santro ride tends to be a bit bumpy in the rear to begin with !!
Jk-Das, what would your reason be for the springs causing a bumpy ride ? This is one thing i really dont like about santro !
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I have added few mods on my Santro from which i am totally Satisfied :

1. Tyres Michelin Upsize (i dont kwn which size exactly)
2. Aura Alloy Mags
3. Sports Heavy Duty Springs for Rear Tyres.
I think you didn't use the tire size calulator while upgrading. That explains why you needed item #3. In fact you may have major speedo errors.
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Bout spacers ... i've driven my santro without spacers on stock rims + Potenza GIII. Well After the Alloys + Spacers + Potenzas, slow turns would feel a bit weird, but at higher speeds i felt the turn in's were firm are the car was more willing (prolly coz of the slightly wider base with the spacers) otherwise on expressways and all it feels better than before. but on slow lock to lock turns it sure does feel a bit weird as if i'm turning more than just the wheels

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SO Aza

Finally Spacers are welcomed for Santro

or

A complete no no...
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SO Aza

Finally Spacers are welcomed for Santro

or

A complete no no...
I would not recommend spacers for the Santro.. considering the body height i think it will be unstable during turns at 35 to 45kmph...

correct me if i am wrong..
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Old 12th April 2006, 12:21   #30
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Well its NOT that big an enhancement or the opposite. and since delhi has nice flyovers all around i've usually taken the off ramps from the flyovers at above 60kmph and there is no problem wat so ever. I think since wheel spacers increase the track it shud make it more stable. But i still wish i knew bout 185 tyres lol i wanted fatter rubber than 175 :( Guys i'll try to post some pix of these spacers
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